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he'd make their life better. >> congressman, you're back tomorrow. >> i don't know if i'm here tomorrow. >> please say you'll be back. we like you. coming up tomorrow on "starting point," president obama's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter will our guest. also we'll talk to democratic party leader and senate majority whip dick durbin. new york senator chuck consumer. illinois governor pat quinn. and will.i.am of the black eyed peas. >> whoo. >> that's the one you whoo about? that is it for us. let's get right to cnn newsroom. see you back here tomorrow morning. are we looking at 2012 or 2016 here? show stopper.
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karina victoria caught on the dnc stadium cam and stealing her father's big moment and getting a whole lot of buzz this morning. stern warning. the head of the navy s.e.a.l.s comes out swinging. this morning how t pentagon will handle this very sticky situation. scare on the lake. a bizarre accident all caught on camera. the boaters caught by surprise after hitting another boat's wake. couldn't get enough of this one this morning. and kickoff. the nfl season begins for real today. tonight's showdown, the dallas cowboys face the new york giants. but will the replacement refs keep up? "cnn newsroom" begins right now. good morning. thank you so much for joining me this morning. i'm carol costello. we begin in charlotte where the
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party faithful are still basking in the glow of last night's fiery speeches. we'll share in a moment. but first, a glimpse of the heavy hitters on the schedule tonight. the headliner, bill clinton. he'll deliver tonight's nominating speech. and democrats hope display the political genius that has made him campaigner in achievement also speaking, a darling of the democrats, senate candidate elizabeth warren. the harvard law professor is well known for her sharp tongue and pointed barbs. and also sandra fluke, who was catapulted to fame when rush limbaugh called her a slut because of her views on contracepti contraception. the challenge of today's speakers, building on the momentum of last night. how can you top michelle obama? >> believe it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bill was actually higher than our mortgage. yeah. we were so young, so in love, and so in debt.
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and that's why barack has fought so hard to increase student aid and keep interest rates down. because he wants every young person to fulfill their promise and be able to attend college without a mountain of debt. so in the end, for barack, these issues aren't political. they're personal. because barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity. he reminds me that we are playing a long game here. and that change is hard. and change is slow. and it never happens all at once. but eventually, we get there. we always do.
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we get there because of folks like my dad. folks like barack's grandmother. men and women who said to themselves, i may not have a chance to fulfill my dreams, but maybe my children will. maybe my grandchildren will. at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. [ applause ] my daughters are still the heart of my heart. and the center of my world. but let me tell you, today, i have none of those worries from four years ago. no. not about whether barack and i were doing what was best for our girls. >> emotional appeal, complete with the first lady's voice choking up. even the conservative website townhall.com called her speech
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masterful. but the big question, will it help her husband win the white house? on the left, maria cardona, democratic strategist and cnn contributor, and on the right, crystal wright owner of the pr group wright inc. welcome to you both. >> thank you, carol. good morning. >> i don't hear as much energy as i need to this morning, ladies. but i'm sure you'll -- >> well, good morning. >> i'm feeling it, carol. >> that's so much better. >> crystal, let's start with you. you're a conservative, crystal. ann romney's speech was widely praised too. how would you compare ann romney's speech to mrs. obama's speech last night? >> i think mrs. obama delivered a passionate speech. she certainly stirred the base. but i don't think she moved the needle with independents, women who are on the fence, and disaffected democrats in making the case why her husband deserves another four years. she did say she made an emotional case, hey, look, change is hard.
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we're in this for the long haul. trust my guy. give him another four years. i think what was interesting is she did try to compete with ann romney. that's natural. she is the first lady. ann romney could be the first lady in waiting if you will. but this is the first time we've heard michelle talk about being a mom in chief. remember michelle obama was a career woman. and now all of a sudden she wants to talk about the importance of being a mom, which i think is great, but i think this is a new narrative we're seeing her inject in things. and i do think ultimately the speech was a softer version of what we see from obama on the campaign trail. she attacked success. she said success is ok if it's earned the fair way. and that, hey, my husband, you know, he went out there and was a community organizer. but he made millions of dollars on a book. you know, on books that she's not going to turn down. we still hear this fairness, this coded language of the haves and have-nots. i thought it was an ok speech. >> wow. maria, let's start with the mom in chief thing. because mrs. obama has talked
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about her daughters often through the years, hasn't she? >> yeah. yeah. absolutely. that is definitely not something new. in fact, one of the things that we heard from the get go, and she repeated it last night, as she went into the white house, was her concern about how she could keep the lives of her daughters, which were the number one priority for both her and her husband, how she could keep the lives of her daughters as normal as possible. that is something that she has talked about even from the campaign trail more than four years ago. so i think what you saw last night was a glimpse, and a much more personal way, of their life together, of president obama as barack obama the father, as barack obama the husband. even as barack obama the suitor. and as barack obama her partner in life, who not only wants to give all of the opportunities that are available in this great country to their daughters, which we all know will most likely have those opportunities, but more importantly to all of those kids of middle class
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families, struggling families, who really won't have them if we don't put in place the policies -- >> maria, barack obama has been in office for four years. shouldn't we know all of that about him already? isn't it kind of disturbing we don't? >> exactly. exactly. right. and i think to your point, carol -- >> no. i actually don't think it is. i'm sorry. were you asking me, carol? >> it doesn't matter. crystal, why don't you take that. >> well, yeah. i just think to your point, carol, we've heard all these stories before. we heard about barack obama picking her up on dates in a rusty old car, where she could see the pavement. we've heard all these stories before. and i think what she didn't talk about is how barack obama has improved the country over the last four years, how he's made it better for americans. she keeps talking about looking ahead. we've had unemployment above 8% for the last 3 1/2 years since he's been president. she, like david axelrod and everybody else, couldn't make the case why we should re-elect him on his quantitative, you
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know, results, but she talked about this emotional experience. she tried to emotionalize him. and i would disagree with maria that she personalized their relationship. i think she tried through a speech that was not really greatly written. it was poorly written. she lifted it to new heights. and i think ann romney, what we saw with ann romney, ann romney revealed a side of mitt romney we have never seen before. she talked about how he gives to people. he doesn't brag about it for political talking points. i do think that she did a good job, michelle obama, talking about her father. you know, her father and, you know, but -- i think there was a weakness there. >> i just want maria to have the last word to make it all fair and button it up for us. go ahead, maria. >> i think clearly crystal saw a very different speech than everybody else saw last night, because michelle obama actually did talk about the policies that her husband has put in place that she wants to continue to make sure again like i was saying before that all middle class families and all kids have the same opportunities, have that bridge to success, no matter how much money they have,
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no matter where they were born, that her kids are going to have. that mitt romney's kids have had, but that a lot of struggling families' kids don't have if we don't continue the policies. she talked about lily ledbetter, student loans, health insurance. that is a clear indication and a positive reinforcement of her husband's record. so that is something that is going to continue. she also let us know, well, you know what? we need four more years so you can be with us once again. >> right. but you can't have -- >> two very different views. we could talk about this forever. but sadly, we cannot. >> you can't have success if you don't have a job. >> thank you so much. >> we have to go, ladies. continue your argument together in private. let's turn to julian castro now, shall we? san antonio's mayor made history last night simply by walking up to the podium. castro became the first latino to deliver the dnc's keynote address. but he delivered much more. he shared personal stories of his family's struggles and dreams and got the crowd to mock mitt romney.
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>> when it comes to expanding access to good health care, mitt romney -- >> says no! >> actually, actually, actually, actually mitt romney said yes, and now he says no. >> after his speech and his rave reviews from the democratic crowd, castro and his twin brother sat down with cnn's piers morgan. >> america has been the land of opportunity. and so it's -- our family i think is one example of that. but there's so many other examples. and the importance of tonight and this election is which one of these candidates is going to ensure that america remains unquestionably the land of opportunity in the coming years. and tonight my speech was about
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why i'm convinced that's president barack obama. >> at the bottom of the hour, we'll take a closer look at castro's speech and its impact. the republicans are not sitting on the sidelines. today the gop focuses on two battle ground states. next hour, vice presidential nominee paul ryan has a campaign event in iowa. and this afternoon, ann romney will stump for her husband in findlay, ohio. he is off the campaign trail for most of the week getting ready for the upcoming presidential debates. just moments ago, paul ryan came out swinging. >> we believe that our rights come from nature and god. that's the vision our founders created, that our veterans, every generation, fought for us for. and so to see this kind of language, this acknowledgment removed, from the party platform is really kind of disappointing. >> ryan says the removal of the
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word "god" is all the more baffling because the democrat platform repeatedly mentions the word "government." the pentagon making it crystal clear former s.e.a.l. matt bissonnette should not have published "no easy day" without the pentagon's approval. regardless, people want to read it. it went on sale yesterday and is already outselling the "fifty shades of gray" book series. that's big. the pentagon insists the book spills navy s.e.a.l. secrets. >> sensitive and classified information is contained in the book. >> it is? >> is contained. let me put a definitive mark on it, ok, so that i can be as clear as possible. >> pentagon correspondent barbara starr is joining us now. barbara, you got a hold of a letter detailing some dismay. >> yeah. you know, the s.e.a.l. commanders are increasingly very
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unhappy, and they are making that very clear. you know, we saw the pentagon's position laid out there, that there is classified information in the book. we'll see what legal steps they take, if any. the deeper issue that is now coming to the front, carol, is the battle for the soul of the s.e.a.l. community and for special forces. do they go out in public and keep talking about what they do that is supposed to be secret? well, admiral sean pipettes, who is the commander of all of the navy s.e.a.l.s, has written a scathing letter to his community saying he is disappointed, embarrassed, and concerned about all of the publicity that the s.e.a.l.s are bringing upon themselves these days. i want to read you some of what he says. he says, quote, we find former s.e.a.l.s headlining positions in a presidential campaign, hawking details about a mission against enemy number one, and generally selling other aspects
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of nsw training and operations. for an elite force that should be humble and disciplined for life, we are certainly not appears to be so. admiral pybus, think of him as papa s.e.a.l., he is unhappy with his baby s.e.a.l.s. he is making clear he wants them to stop talking about what they do. he is now the second senior s.e.a.l. leader in two weeks, admiral mccraven last week, to come out and talk about this and say it's time to be quiet. we will see where all of this goes. but anyone you talk to, in the special warfare community these days, will tell you as a result of all of this they are in crisis. carol? >> barbara starr reporting live from the pentagon this morning. rough waters. on a missouri lake, a big wake rocks a boat knocking over everyone onboard. we'll tell you what happened next.
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it is 18 minutes past the hour. checking the top stories now, montreal police say the newly elected premier of quebec may have been the target of a shooting last night. pauline man ois was giving a victory speech when gunfire rang out. she wasn't hurt, but one person was killed. police have a suspect in custody. fwro astronatwo astronauts a spacewalk right now at the international space station. they had a problem last week bolting the unit into place. check out these pictures. boaters being violently thrown about by a huge wake. they are having fun. this happened on the lake of the ozarks in missouri. the driver -- oh, there he falls first. and then is followed by the others onboard. fire of the people taken to the hospital. one was treated for minor to moderate injuries. but all appear to be relatively ok this morning. that is insane.
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ok. here is a question. are you better off than you were four years ago? it's a question you probably have been hearing a lot lately. >> but one thing he cannot tell you, he cannot tell you you're better off. >> are you better off now than you were four years ago? >> no! >> ought to ask themselves, are you better off today than you were four years ago. >> republicans have been hammering this question home, but the only way to answer it is to find out what you have to say. cnn money is talking to people in cities across the country asking them that question. are you better off? alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange to tell us what people are saying. good morning. >> good morning, carol. so do you want to give your two cents? who doesn't, right? today cnn money is asking all americans how do you feel your financial situation is compared to four years ago? so if you want to take part in this, go to cnnmoney.com and take the poll yourself. what this does, it asks the same questions that we presented to people in los angeles and atlanta and in dallas. we asked them, are you making more money compared to four
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years ago? do you have more in savings than you did four years ago? and has your housing situation improved in the last four years? so when we sent these out, producers across the country to ask the questions, listen to how people answered the first question when making more money. >> are you making more money now than you were four years ago? >> yes. >> i make about 1/3 of what i made four years ago. >> no. >> no. i'm making less money. and the sad part is, i actually have a masters degree. >> even like a caorporate job doesn't pay what it was paying. >> i'm making the same amount of money and able to save a little bit. but same as before. >> four years ago, struggle. today, even more struggle. >> so the poll by the way has been open, i'd say, about 20 minutes now. about 1,400 votes so far on cnn money's interactive poll. and about 2/3 say they are making more money. so, carol, you're seeing the
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different schools of thought. what you heard there is most people say, no, we're not making more money. but the folks online are saying, yeah, we're making more money. so it just depends on who you are and where you are. >> you have stats on this, right? what's the answer statistically? >> statistically, we are not making more. incomes in fact are down about 5% since 2009. and guess what? we're also saving les. the savings rate was above 6% when president obama took office as americans were socking away whatever money they could at the height of the financial crisis. in july, the savings rate was at 4.2%, still about double what it was before the recession when we were barely saving anything. so we are doing better with that. so this is kind of interesting to see all the nuances and how these questions can really vary from person-to-person. there's a lot more. just go to cnnmoney.com. what does the future hold for first lady michelle obama? after her speech last night, some are wondering if mrs. obama would ever consider a run for public office.
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back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, should michelle obama run for public office? the accolades are still pouring in for the first lady's big speech last night. not just from obama lovers, but even from some conservatives who say mrs. obama nailed it. karl rove said it was a very well delivered speech. townhall.com called it masterful. one that delivered a little so subtle message, i love my husband and he is nothing like mitt romney. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from or what we look like or who we love.
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[ applause ] >> she was so good, there is even talk of her running for office. michelle obama 2016? >> and you heard some great speeches. and that one by the first lady is going to be hard. bill clinton is a good speech giver. barack obama is a good speech giver. but that will be hard to follow. >> during the speech, the twitterverse exploded with 28,000 fwetweets per minute, ney double that of mitt romney and also the president's state of the union. who knows? maybe michelle obama is the next hillary clinton. doubtful. "parade" magazine asked mrs. obama if she would ever run for office, and hey got an emphatic no. of course, mrs. obama's job last night wasn't to sell herself, but her husband. still, you can't escape the question this morning. should michelle obama run for office? facebook.com/carolcnn. your responses later this hour. he was a relative unknown,
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but the mayor of san antonio had a huge speaking role at last night's dnc. so do more people know who julian castro is now? ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. mid grade dark roast forest fresh full tank brain freeze cake donettes rolling hot dogs g of ice anti-freeze wash and dry diesel self-serve fix a flat jumper cables 5% cashback signup for 5% cashback at gas stations through september. it pays to discover.
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it is 30 minutes past the hour. good morning.
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thank you for joining us. i'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in the "cnn newsroom," opening bell rang just seconds ago on wall street. stocks are expected to slide as investors await two key reports, including the latest jobs numbers this week. the opening bell will be actually it was already rung by enscoplc, an offshore drilling services company. a jury will now begin deliberations in the trial of drew peterson. he faces murder charges in the death of his third wife back in 2004. she was found dead in a bathtub. the defense says her death was accidental. in louisiana, tar balls are starting to wash ashore. it comes more than a week after hurricane isaac hit the gulf coast. some coastal waters are now closed. the tar balls were also found along shorelines that were affected heavily by the gulf oil spill in 2010. tonight marks the mid point of the democratic national
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convention. one of the party's biggest stars will be front and center. the 42nd president, bill clinton, will address delegates during primetime. also tonight, you could call it the dnc's response to clint eastwood. cnn has learned hollywood actresses scarlett johansson, natalie portman, and kerry washington will speak at the convention tomorrow. now a closer look at the dnc's opening night. the convention's keynote speaker, julian castro. the san antonio mayor used his time to talk about his family, starting with his grandmother. >> she never made it past the fourth grade. she had to drop out and start working to help her family. my grandmother spent her whole life working as a maid, a cook, and a babysitter. barely scraping by, but still working hard to give my mother, her only child, a chance in life so that my mother could give my brother and me an even better one. my grandmother never owned a
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house. she cleaned other people's houses so she could afford to rent her own. but she saw her daughter become the first in her family to graduate from college. and my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, i could hold this microphone. >> for more on castro's speech, we're joined by cnn.com contributor and syndicated columnist ruben navaretti. >> hi. nice to be here. >> i'd like to start with queen victoria, because it was such a cute moment. that's the mayor's 3-year-old daughter. he mentioned her in the speech. she saw herself on the jumbo tron, and immediately said, oh, i'm up there. and i'm looking fantastic. she's become like a sensation now. >> yes. she's terrific. you know, one of the things, i've known julian castro for 10
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years now. he and i both have daughters that are 3 years old. we comiserate over that wonderful experience. you never know what a 3-year-old will do. and that proved that last night. >> definitely so. >> before last night, republicans were poking fun of castro's unknown status. they're like julian who? and they were accusing him of trying out to be the new barack obama. how did he do last night? >> well, i think he did really well. the consensus is he knocked it out of the park. for me, and i wrote this in my column this morning for cnn, i think we'd have liked to have had a lot more grandma and less policy. what people really want to know about from the castros is their personal story, and the degree to which their story is the american story. and there was some of that in the speech. it was by far the best part of the speech. i'd like to have seen more about that. the line about the microphone and the mop is golden. you want more of that. >> president obama has pretty good support among latinos, far more than mitt romney has.
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but that base needs to be energized to getut to vote. did the mayor do that last night? >> well, see, i think he did a very good job of that because the real story here, and we've talked about this and written this, is that while, yes, it's true that barack obama outdoes mitt romney 2-1 among latino voters, he has a very strong and commanding lead, he also has this enthusiasm gap. very few latinos say they are enthusiastic about voting for barack obama again the way they did four years ago. and one of the reasons is barack obama's heavy handed immigration policy, which has led to the deportation of 1.5 million people. so because of that you need people like julian castro and incidents like last night to get them energized. if they don't vote, it doesn't do any good that they support you. they need to vote. >> they tend to be socially conservative. there was not a lot of social conservatism at last night's dnc. >> that's true. they are socially conservative
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on gay marriage, although that's moving a little bit. they are socially conservative because they are catholic on abortion, although there are plenty of people like myself who are pro choice and latino. i think there's a little bit of nuance there. but this is a community that is valuable and important because it can swing in either direction. it has shown a tendency even though it registers democrat to support moderate republicans. the problem is the republican party does not have a clue about how to be moderate on issues like immigration. so they shoot themselves in the foot time and time again, in both feet, with latinos. but, again, they have an opportunity to speak to latinos. republicans just don't know how to do it. >> ruben, thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> my pleasure, carol. the democratic national convention is screening a new documentary that follows three teenagers with presidential aspirations. sounds familiar? but this movie is different. we'll tell you why.
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attendees at the democratic and republican conventions are getting their political fix, and not just on the convention stage, but on the big screen too thanks to a new documentary that follows three conservative
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teenagers who have their eyes set on the white house. >> this is a critical time in american history. you know, it's our generation that's going to come and save this country, taking it one direction or another. >> as each generation goes on, we have less and less god, less and less morals in our society. and what are we becoming? >> what makes this movie different is that it's interactive and has moments where people can vote on issues while they watch the film. aj hammer joins me from new york with more on this unusual documentary. hi, aj. >> hey, carol. it's really interesting. the documentary is called "follow the leader." and the story may be political, but it's not about one ideology. the film is trying to be as much about the millennium generation as it is about politics. the film maker chose three 16-year-old conservative class presidents, followed them around for three years, and as you see thes boys mature, not to give too much away here, one becomes an independent, one a democrat, and one stays republican, while only one keeps his presidential
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ambition. but it's not just the film's story that's getting all the attention. the film makers have what they are calling a reality check interactive part of the screenings where audience members who are watching segments of the film get to vote about different issues using keypads that are linked to their demographic group. while a little side screen shows the results. so essentially you have audience members who are virtually talking to each other while screening the film. film maker's name is jonathan goodman leavitt. he decided to forego the film festival route and do a duel premiere at the political conventions hoping to create partnerships and some buzz. the convention premieres mark the beginning of what the film makers are calling the reality check 2012 tour. it runs through november and will consist of 100 interactive events around the country. now this has already been sold in seven foreign territories, including the uk and japan. they are still seeking distribution in north america, carol, but it looks like a really fascinating project. >> definitely so. aj, thank you.
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aj will be back with us next hour to tell us more about an online campaign to have betty white speak at the democratic national convention. we've got her answer. $16 trillion. the u.s. national debt just topped that number. what does that mean for president obama? and what does it mean for you? we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas.
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45 minutes past the hour. a judge has ordered massachusetts to provide sex change surgery for a transsexual prison inmate. michelle kosalik, previously known as robert, is serving a life sentence for murdering his wife. the judge ordered that the treatment is the only option. at least 10 people have been killed and another 14 are missing after a mudslide in szechuan province, china. it took rescuers 81 hours to open one road to traffic. fbi denies a claim that the i.d.s of more than 1 million
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iphones and ipads posted online came from them. the u.s. national debt tops $16 trillion this morning. that's more than $50,000 worth of debt per person. and over $140,000 of debt for every taxpayer in america. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. so what does this mean for the average american? how does it affect us? >> you know, carol, let's go ahead and start with what it doesn't mean. because what it esn't mean is that each of us is on the hook for thousands of dollars of debt, which is hitting $16 trillion. and it is really a reminder that we are getting closer to hitting the debt ceiling again. the debt limit is $16.394 trillion. what does that mean? it means that fasten your seat belt for yet another fight over spending and taxes after the election, of course. you're not going to see politicians touch this hot potato issue. so the big question is, why is
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the debt ceiling rising so fast? and it's an easy answer. we're spending more money than we're taking in. and there are only two ways to fix that. cut spending or raise taxes. and neither is a popular solution. higher taxes will hurt many americans who are struggling enough as it is. but slowdowns in government spending could have a major effect on the economy as well. in fact, we learned yesterday that less government spending hurt the construction market in july. overall construction spending fell .9%, and that's just one quadrant of the economy. so it's just one of the many issues that lawmakers have to keep in mind when they tackle the debt and deficit later this year. apparently on their own time, when it's good for them, carol. >> yeah. i can't wait until the debate begins. because it was so lovely the last time. >> wasn't it fun? let's do it again. >> yeah. i don't even want to think about it. what does the future hold for mrs. obama? after last night's speech, some are wondering if the president's wife would consider a run for office.
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talkback question this morning, should michelle obama run for office? no, no, no. she's a great and strong woman but not presidential material. this from alyssa. i believe her husband has proved that great speakers are not necessarily great leaders. >> andre says, michelle obama is a greleader in other hen right. i believe a career in public office may be in her future. and pam says, she may not look like presidential material to the old white guys, but she must may be the woman we've been waiting for in the oval office. thanks for your comments. more in the next hour of
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the nfl season kicks off tonight with a defending champion new york giants hosting the dallas cowboys. after the giants captured the
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super bowl, that other new york team -- you know that other new york team? it captured the buzz by picking up tim tebow. but the jets have been a mess in the pre-season and leave it to the post to tweak him about it. they show giants quarterback eli manning driving a convertible with a super bowl trophy while the jets are driving a clown car. that's mark sanchez flanked by tebow in a clown costume. let's talk to tiki barber. good morning. >> good morning, how you doing? >> i'm good. >> i love the new york post. >> is it fair, though? i mean -- >> it kind of has to be. in 2007 when the giants won, the jets brought in brett favre which was a distraction in and of itself. now they won last season and they bring in tim tebow, really to compete with mark sanchez, but i think it will get to be
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more than that as tim tebow wants to be on the field, and i think as the jets perform bad in the start of the season, the fans and the media will want tim tebow on the field. i think it will grow fast and furious, but we'll see. >> some people say it will be mid-season for tebow. >> i don't think it will be mid-season. i think he's their starting quarterback, that they're committed to him. but as you get into these games and these wildcat formations, as they're calling them, and have some success, and they start winning. it doesn't matter who you're paying or how much you're paying a guy or who is your perceived starter, it's about winning and losing. >> you got that right. everyone is talking about the replacement refs. they're going to be in the game tonight, football players and many are concerned because these refs made some bad plays in the pre-season. >> reporting on the foul. both teams won -- both up -- both fouls were on the kicking
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team. 5-yard penalty. >> there are reports, tiki, that one of the refs worked the lingerie bowl. >> i don't think that really matters, but it is interesting to fill in the story. the nfl has found a way to bring drama to their league even in the off season, and this referee season as it trickles into the regular season is no different. it's not about money, it's about the league trying to control everyone in the game, and now rest of the rheeferees. but we do have to be concerned. it is a talking point with the giants and the cowboys as to how these refs perform. will they be able to keep up with the pace of the game, get in position to make the right calls? most importantly, as they've been talking about for years now with player safety, can they police the game accurately enough so the guys don't get hurt. >> the nfl put out this statement that said it's very concerned about player safety, yet these replacement refs are
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in the game, and many players are saying, excuse me, but you're making the game more dangerous for us. >> maybe in some ways they are, because i know nfl players, i was one. if you can get away with doing something a little bit illegal, you're going to try to do it. this will come down to how fast these replacement referees can get up to speed with the new intensity that will come to the nfl post-season. pre-season is practice, and guys don't really want to get hurt. when the first game of the regular season starts, which is tonight, the dallas cowboys at the new york giants, the game will pick up measurably. and without the experience of being there, these refs may be behind. it may put some players in difficult situations. >> dallas really isn't that good. >> i wouldn't say that. >> i'm going to try to be charitable, but i think the giants will win, tiki. i want to ask about michael strahan, because he's the new e
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reeg. who knew? >> it's a perfect place for him to be next to kelly ripa, and a lot of guys want to get into broadcasting post-career and most of them get into sports. but michael is going into an entertainment field that is very difficult to master, but i think he's done a great job with it so far. i was watching it in the green room and he and kelly were completely comfortable. it's a did i cchotomy, you got who is 5 feet and blond and you you have strahan who is a giant. >> "newsroom" starts right now. stories we're watching right now in the newsroom. it's been almost 12 years since president bill clinton was in charge, but he is as popular as ever among democrats. now the 49th president is back
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at the dnc with a big role tonight. sto . a security breach involving some of the apple's best products. a million products entered by hackers. a boat filled with passengers gets rocked by a huge wave. as you can see, everyone tossed around like rag dolls. we'll tell you what happened next. clint eastwood made quite an appearance at the republican national convention, so why not betty white for the democrats? there is a growing push to get her to charlotte. "newsroom" starts now. good morning. thank you very much for joining us. i'm carol costello. we start this morning in baski of last night's kickoff. >> the 46th national convention
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of the democratic parties will now come to order! >> and as soon as the gavel came down, the rallying cry went up. prime time speeches from three big layers, massachusetts governor duval patrick, t charlotte's mayor, julian castro and michelle obama. michelle spoke of their shared struggles, focus on family and shared values. here's part of mr. obama's tribute to her husband. >> and he reminds me that we are playing a long game here and that change is hard. and change is slow and it never happens all at once, but eventually we get there. we always do. we get there because of folks like my dad, folks like barack's
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grandmother, men and women who said to themselves, i may not have a chance to fulfill my dreams but maybe my children will. maybe my grandchildren will. so many of us stand here tonight because of their sacrifice and longing and steadfast love, because time and again, they swallowed their fears and doubts and did what was hard. so today, when the challenges we face start to seem overwhelming or even impossible, let us never forget that doing the impossible is the history of this nation. it is who we are as americans. it is how this country was built. [ cheers and applause ] >> mrs. obama at last night's dnc. we just learned that thursday's speeches will move inside
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because of the threat of rain. cnn's dana bash has more. good morning, dana. >> good morning, carol. this is really big news. maybe not expected because of the way the weather has been going here in charlotte but bad news for the democratic organizers of this convention, because tomorrow night's big speech was supposed to be at an arena -- or stadium, i should say, bank of america stadium where they had given away, they said, about 65,000 tickets. it's a very, very big venue and they wanted to try to recapture the same kind of feeling and do the same kind of organizing that the obama campaign did in 2008 with this big outdoor arena. that has been scrapped, and they just announced to the dnc they're going to mover t the president's speech back inside to the convention hall, the time warner. you can see a picture of the original space and i think we have a picture of the space
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they've been using yesterday and today. that is now where the president is going to speak. he is going to speak indoors. talking to officials who has been trying to feel this out, there were lots of reasons why they had to make the call before tomorrow's security logistics. carol, they were bussing thousands of people in for this event and they weren't going to have hotel spaces. they were going to come, they were going to listen to the president, they were going to help organize and they were going to leave. so they had to make this call. it is certainly bad news because we're talking about a 50,000-person differential in terms of who they can fit in the stadium and who they can fit in the convention center, so mother nature is simply not cooperating. >> we know president obama is a much more effective speaker in a huge arena like that. what about the people who have already come and want to get into the stadium and watch the president speak? what happens to them? >> that's a good question. we're going to be trying to figure out the answer to that. i believe it's about 18,000
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people who can fit in the convention hall where they held the meeting last night and they will tonight. whether or not they're going to try to find some kind of accommodations for overflow, that is to be determined, but organizers have told us the past couple days as they've been trying to gain this out that they have rain locations throughout the city, we're just not sure accide, but we'll try the answers to those questions. my guess is the people they were planning to bus in, they won't bus in. they'll have to watch it some other way. but the obama campaign has been touting that they will have all kinds of large screens and they'll handle this speech technologically like it has not been handled before at a convention. >> it won't be the same. thank you. it looks like hollywood will provide some star power tomorrow on the final night of the
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convention. according to a tentative schedule, all three of these actresses are supposed to speak. scarlet johansson, natalie portman and kerry washington. now a couple rising stars, at least in the democratic party. julian castro is the first latino to deliver the keynote address. patrick, the governor of massachusetts, together the men carry the common dream and what they feel is a threat from the republican ticket. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. we have to invest in it. >> republicans tell us that the most prosperous among us do even better, that somehow the rest of us will, too. folks, we've heard that before. first they called it trickle down. thep they call
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then they called it supply side. now it's romney/ryan or is it ryan/romney? either way, their theory has been tested. it failed, the economy failed, the middle class paid the price, your family paid the price, mitt romney just doesn't get it. >> if we want to win elections in november and keep our country moving forward, if we want to earn the privilege to leave, my message is this. it's time for democrats to grow a backbone and stand up for what we believe! [ applause ] >> quit waiting for pundits or polls or superpacs to tell us who the next president or senator or congressman is going to be. we're americans. we shape our own future.
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and let's all start by standing up for president barack obama. >> if castro and patrick represent the democrats' future, few names evoke the party's past like kennedy. they honor long-time senator ted kennedy who died from brain cancer three years ago. here's a tribute to him from former president bill clinton. >> no matter who writes the history books, when people look back on this century, they would say that edward kennedy was one of the most ablest, most productive, most compassionate and most effective man who served in the senate in the entire history of politics. >> it also contained jabs who romney defeated in the 2008 senate race. romney supported abortion rights
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which he now opposes. last night the same messes came up over and over, the creation of jobs. tom foreman has our fact check. >> for weeks all over the country, democrats have been making one cornerstone claim about the economy and they repeated it over and over and over again here, that the president has created more than 4 million jobs. listen. >> today our economy has gone from losing 800,000 jobs a month to adding 4.5 million private sector jobs in the last 29 months. >> we added 4.5 million private sector jobs in the past two and a half years. >> on the face of it, that is correct, 4.5 million jobs have been created in the private sector. here's the problem, though. all that's being counted here is the jobs created. being ignored is all the jobs
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that were lost. when you look at it that way, the president is still about half a million jobs in the hole. he hasn't been able to offset the losses while president. if you include government jobs, it gets even worse. if you look at the unemployment rate, still a problem there. it's worse than it was on election day, it's worse than it was on inauguration day. the only silver lining is it's probably not as bad as it was at the peak. the other is the quality of these jobs. listen to what the first lady said about that. >> that's how he brought our economy from the brink of collapse to creating jobs again, jobs you can raise a family on, good jobs right here in the united states of america. >> the problem with saying that these are good jobs is the facts just don't seem to support it. some of the jobs are temporary paid for by the stimulus or perhaps census work, that sort of thing, so they didn't really last. and some jobs weren't worth the jobs we lost.
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we lost middle and upper income jobs and we've gained more lower income jobs. while the numbers may be technically correct in some of these claims, when you look at all the details, there's an awful lot more that needs to be seen. this is tom foreman, charlotte. prime time continues at 7:00 with wolf blitzer and anderson cooper. embarrassed and concerned? that's what the commander of the navy s.e.a.l.s wrote to troops after release of the book "no easy day." the book wrote by former navy s.e.a.l. has classic information about the osama bin laden raid and s.e.a.l. training. the book is already a hit, outselling "50 shades of grey." the part of the controversy is the s.e.a.l. is even writing about his work. they're normally very tight-lipped. admiral sean pybus wrote a note,
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we do not advertise the nature of our work nor do we seek recognition for our actions. the author denies giving any classified information or breaking any rules. the apple gadgets may be part of a security break. it appears hdlers have gotten ahold of many apple identifiers. those are the codes used to identify iphones, ipads and ipods. how bad is it? >> it's not as bad as if they actually stole your password, so this is a branch of the hacking world that calls themselves anonymous. they stole identifiers from apple. it's not as bad as having your password stolen. the udid, when you take it by itself, it really winds up having limited value tie hao a
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hacker. the group said, interestingly enough, that it listed these ids from an fbi agent's laptops and released these iduds back to apple to prove that they had done it. but the fbi said, none of this even happened. they issued a statement saying they're unaware of public reports saying a laptop was private data and lifting iduds. but they say there is no evidence saying that an fbi laptop was compromised or that the fbi sought or obtained this data. it is clear, carol, what these hackers would have used these ids for. it's possible they're doing it to expose security problems with apple as a favor to them, maybe it's because we're talking about it on national tv, who knows. carol? >> ew, that just sounds like a big ew. there is word -- the rumor has it that the new iphone is about
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to come out soon. do we know a date? >> everybody is sallivating. wednesday is the day, carol. apple is holding one of its pay events on the 12th. it sent out a notice with a not so subtle hint of what they'll be introducing. you can see the shadow of the 12 at the bottom. we know what that means, the iphone 5 is on the way. it's expected to have a bigger screen, faster processing power, who knows what else? maybe it will cook dinner for me. i've been asking for that since it first came out. we are one week away. i can't wait to see the bells and whistles on this thing. >> i have heard the charging mechanism will be different so if you have the new iphone you can't use the old chargers. >> more phone out of us, right? >> i don't know if that's true, but i'm just saying. a gunman in canada opens
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the news just in to cnn, president obama was set to speak at bank of america stadium in charlotte, north carolina. a great venue for him. he's a very effective speaker in big arenas like this, but there is a threat for rain on thursday, so dnc organizers thought it was best to move the event inside so president obama will be speaking inside the time warner cable arena just like everybody else, and democrats are hoping the speech will be just as rousing. mitt romney and paul ryan are on the campaign trail today. they're getting ready to speak in a small town 15 miles west of des moines. the area is friendly territory for the romney/ryan campaign. as you can see, the republicans are not taking any time off during the democratic convention, so let's head to charlotte to find out what's going on in iowa. that's why our cnn political expert paul ryan is -- i'm
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sorry, paul steinhauser. did i just call you paul ryan? >> that's okay. >> so many pauls to talk about today. just like the democrats did at the rnc, the republicans are out there campaigning during the democratic national convention. >> we saw the same thing last week with president obama and joe biden on the campaign trail. romney is up and down doing that debate so paul ryan carrying the load for the republican ticket. second day in a row now for paul ryan and romney. he's going to continue to make that comparison between the former president jimmy carter who was a one-term democrat who struggled with the economy and president obama. and also he's going to once again bring up that, are we better off now than we were four years ago? take a look at what he said yesterday in iowa. >> president obama can say a lot of things, and he's very good at that, and he'll do that at charlotte. but one thing he cannot tell you, he cannot tell you you're better off.
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after getting the runaround for four years, it is time for a turnaround. and the man for that turnaround will be our next president of the united states and his name is mitt romney. >> paul ryan has been using that line over and over and over the lastouple days. the romney campaign kind of fumbled with that over the weekend and they're saying, yes, we absolutely are better off than we were four years ago. a lot of campaign traffic in the battleground state. he was there last week. guess where he's going on friday after this convention in charlotte? iowa is his second stop. >> ohio. >> not ohio, but iowa. >> let's talk about the rnc and whether mitt romney got any bouchbs bounce at all. >> that is such a good question everybody wants to know. this is our national poll right after the republican national convention. it was 49/47 with president
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obama over mitt romney before the convention. now it's 48/48. it is dead even. is there a bounce there? not really. but in the last couple elections, there really hasn't been much of a bounce for either side. mitt romney's favorable numbers have increased a little bit since last week. carol? >> paul steinhauser reporting live for us from charlotte, north carolina. risk or reward? former president bill clinton is the keynote speaker for the democratic national convention, but does mr. clinton still carry the clout he used to? [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? yes, ma'am. 100 calories. yea...i'm gonna need some proof. we get that a lot... let me put you on webcan... see? hearty vegetables... lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth that tastes indulgent -- but isn't...
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now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, should michelle obama run for public office? the accolades are still pouring in for the first lady's speech last night, not just from obama lovers. even some conservatives say mrs. obama nailed it. carl rose said it was a very well delivered speech. a master ful showing, one that
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delivered a not so subtle message. i love my husband and he's nothing like mitt romney. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from or what we look like or who we love. [ applause ] >> she was so good, there is even talk of her running for office. michelle obama, 2016? >> you heard some great speeches, and that one by the first lady is going to be hard. barack obama is a good speech giver but that one will be hard to top. if there is an open ballot, now would be a good time to sign up.
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>> twitter exploded with 20,000 tweets per minute, nearly double that of mitt romney and also the president's speech at state of the union. who knows? maybe michelle obama is the next hillary? she was asked if she would ever run for office and they got an emphatic no. but her job last night wasn't to sell herself but her husband. still, you can't escape the question this morning, should michelle obama run for public office? your responses later this hour. presidential campaigns used to worry how many people showed up at rallies. now it's how many twitter followers they have. i'll tell you who comes out on top, next.
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mood this morning. the dow subpoena just about almost 58 points. of course, it's early yet, but let's hope we stay beyond the 13,000 number. bill clinton will take center stage tonight at the democratic national convention, and already there are whispers he could slip up and give the democrats a clint eastwood moment. i doubt he'll talk to an empty chair, but obama's people have not seen mr. clinton's speech because the president won't let them. cnn analyst hilary rosen is here to talk about all things clinton. welcome, hilary. >> thank you, carol, and i just talked to somebody on the clinton team who told me that the president is, in fact, still writing his speech. so if anybody wants to see it, it's going to be quite a while. >> before we jump into the bill clinton topic, i understand you like my talkback question this morning as to whether mrs. obama
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should run for public office. >> i did. >> what do you think? >> i sort of wanted to remind people that when hillary clinton, who i obviously know better than mrs. obama, was first lady and had a lost career before that similar to mrs. obama, nobody imagined she would have a political career because she was interested in policy, because she was more focused on the -- you know, the sort of day-to-day work of the first lady, and frankly, didn't really love the public scrutiny quite so much which is natural for a first lady. we see a lot of that in mrs. obama, but the other thing we see in mrs. obama is actually, in some respects, a more natural people-to-people connection. hillary clinton grew into that, and when she ran for president, she ended up ling meeting people and spending time with them on the campaign trail, whereas michelle obama actually goes in for the hug right away. and, you know, she does have that kind of natural political
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instin instinct. so i'm in the never say never catch. she's only going to be 53 when obama leaves the white house from president obama's term after he's reelected, so she's got a career ahead of her. >> you never know. let's talk about president clinton and his keynote speech tonight. he has some problems staying on message. remember when he lauded mitt romney's career at bain? what will we hear from him tonight? >> you know, i think bill clinton actually is going to be able to bridge a fundamental question very gracefully tonight in a way that only bill clinton can with his, if you are instin instinctively very pro-business, if you see the reason jobs will grow in this country is because business has to succeed, not because government has to grow,
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but you care fundamentally about the values and lifting up people who need a helping hand from government, nobody kind of has that message framed better than bill clinton. and those are the voters that barack obama needs to reach to, to convince them that he understands that as well. and i think that messenger is bill clinton above all. >> politician s have a tendency toot their own horns. if bill clinton gets lost in his own presidency, won't that just remind people that president obama's policy economy is still tank? >> i think just the opposite. when president clinton took office, it was a little bit of a slog to get to job growth. we gave him the chance for eight years, and the country benefited from it. i think he's going to make the same case with president obama, that, you know, we're on a good path. it's not good enough, but we have to stay on the path we're going because if we go back to the policies that got us into
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the mess in the first place, we have no hope. >> okay, so bill clinton was right by hillary clinton's side in 2008 and she lost. so is everybody overestimating clinton's power? >> you know, i think that, you know, it was sort of like watching ted kennedy last night in the video. there are certain people in the democratic party who we're always going to have tremendous affection for and a huge amount of respect for. bill clinton tops that list. >> hilary rosen, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us this morning. we appreciate it. >> okay, carol. take care. >> see you later. cnn's prime time coverage continues at 7:00 p.m. eastern with wolf blitzer and anderson cooper. they're at charlotte covering the democratic national convention. we'll be back. [ male announcer ] the perfect photo... [ man ] nice!
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convention this week. we've been telling you about this on-line campaign to get her there, but no. a.j. hammer is here to tell us why not. >> a lot of people are upset about this, carol. despite the calls for her to speak at the dnc, her rep is telling us betty white is simply too busy to appear. she starts production for her two shows "hot in cleveland" and "off her rocker," so she just doesn't have time to head to charlotte right now. in sort of a response to clint eastwood's appearance at the republican convention, they said eastwood gave a bad name to older americans everywhere with his speech and white would be the perfect person to counteract what he said, and over 40,000 people seemed to agree with that on twitter and the facebook page pushing the idea. they said, remember, it was on-line support that hoisted betty's career and got her that gig on saturday night live, but it may be time to let go, carol.
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there are facebook pages committed to dedicating to get betty white there, but there's only so many hours in the day. >> she is an awesome woman, you have to admit. let's talk about chad johnson. he has a big old tattoo on his cast. >> he's known for being outrageous, yet tmz post aid pho of johnson with a new cast-size tattoo of his estranged wife evelyn lazada. they found this on his twitter page. apparently it's been taken down because we can't find it this morning. we don't know if it's a permanent tattoo, maybe aiit's temporary one, but she left him after accusing chad of a domestic dispute. she doesn't appear interested in any kind of reconciliation, but chad doesn't seem willing to let her go. people have been asking him on twitter what the deal is with their relationship. his response has been this: divorced? child, please, that is my wife and i don't give a flying
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back in june, two-year-old wyatt buckley was having a great time as only toddlers can. he was riding a toy tractor made by peg prego. it looked like a real john deere. then the unthinkable. the tractor somehow caught fir wyatt suffered second and third-degree burns all over his body. joi join us are his parents and their attorney. thanks for being with us this morning. >> thapnks for having us. >> marlin, i want to start with you. you were there when the tractor caught fire. can you describe what happened? >> it was a sunday afternoon. the kids had just come back from church and stuff, and wyatt wanted to ride his plastic tractor. and i got it for him and he was out riding in the yard and we
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were doing our sunday afternoon thing in the yard. we had people coming over, we were picking up and getting things ready in the yard. one thing led to another, and he started screaming and i looked over toward him and the tractor had just caught on fire. >> just suddenly? it's battery powered, right? >> correct. >> and then, marlin, you had to get your son off of that tractor. can you describe to us how you did that? >> i did. he jumped off and ran toward me and i ran towards him and put him on the ground and rolled him and helped extinguish the fire and stuff. it was a pretty horrific scene for a little bit. >> heather, i know that wyatt was in the hospital for, what, more than a month? he's out of the hospital now. we have some pictures of him and they're pretty graphic, i want to warn people of wyatt's injuries. tell us about his injuries and how he's doing now.
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>> well, as you said, it was burns to over half of his body. he spent most of his summer in the hospital. it was more than a month. at the hospital he had to undergo multiple surgeries. he had to be, you know, multiple different medications, different therapy he had to undergo, and then as a result -- or now he's diabetic, so he's doing well now. daily baths are about two-hour-long, you know. it's just day in and day out we're dealing with everything. the family, it's just a lot for all of us. with bathing and stuff daily, he screams the whole time, and his brother and sister obviously are there, too, so it's a lot of emotional toll on all of us daily.
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we do range of motion daily, we do dressing changes daily of . e he has to have his blood sugars done and stuff like that because of his diabetes as well. >> andrew, describe this toy to us. can i still go into a walmart and buy it? >> you can certainly buy something similar. the model numbers differ, but it looks just about the same as the toy that the buckleys bought for their young son. and the thing that concerns us, carol, is that back in the late 1990s, this same company recalled approximately 270,000 similar battery-operated riding toys after they had received nearly 200 complaints of sparking, shorting and fires. so we're concerned that -- you know, we hope that this is a limited matter and that wyatt's case is unique, but we're concerned based on the history that there may be a problem with
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the toy in general. >> we did get a statement from the manufacturer, peg perego. i'm just going to read some of it. it said, our thoughts and concerns are with wyatt buckley as they have since june 5 when we first learned about this incident. from our brief access, we did not see any evidence that the toy had malfunctioned since the materials of our toys cannot suddenly burst into flames. we are confident that other extraordinary external factors were involved to cause sach sudden fire. >> a few weeks ago, we had written to peg perego asking them for the design specifications, the materials that were in this product and any safety testing that was involved, and unfortunately, they refused to provide those materials. so it appears as though we're going to have to try to get to the truth through a lawsuit, which we are preparing at the
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family's authorization. >> thank you all so much for joining us this morning and sharing your story. we appreciate it. marlin, heather, andrew, thanks so much. >> thank you, carol. >> thank you, carol. >> our best to wyatt. poor little guy. happening right now, we've been telling you about paul ryan's campaign appearance in iowa. here he is on the campaign trail. he's speaking in iowa just about 15 miles west of des moines, the friendly territory for the romney/ryan campaign. we'll bring you more of his speech a short time later. >> we're learning that the democratic campaign speech is tomorrow. rain is in the forecast. it includes president obama's acceptance speech. tonight the headliner is former president bill clinton. three out of four players go bankrupt. but now a new program helps them be wiser with their money. [ music playing, children laughing ]
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bit of a news just in to cnn, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake measured on the pacific side of costa rica. we asked you to talk back on one of the stories of the day. we asked you, should michelle obama run for office? this from frank. why not? she would be a great-looking president and she's smarter than her husband. this from beau, absolutely, but i think after this term she'll want to focus on being a mom and spending time with her husband. but we can always dream. peyton manning is flying
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